Happy Birthday! Check Out Our Favorite Alicia Keys Braided Hair Moments!

01/26/2021 12:00 AM EST by WBLS Staff

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Happy Birthday to singer, Alicia Keys!As we celebrate Alicia Key’s 40th birthday, we would like to take a look at her most notable braided styles from now and then. Let's take a trip from the future to the past, as we look at her plaited hair evolution, through the years.The singer became an international sensation in the early 2000s when she released her first album, ‘Songs in A Minor’ at the age of 20. While many fell in love with her skills as a pianist, her writing and vocals, we also fell in love with what we call the ‘Alicia Keys Braids’ with the beads of course!Alicia and her powerhouse voice had so many head-turning hairstyles, making her one of the most stylish singers ever.Here are some of our favorite Alicia beauty and iconic braided hair moments:[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="445"] LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Alicia Keys attends The Hollywood Reporter's Empowerment In Entertainment Event 2019 at Milk Studios on April 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for THR)[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="443"] LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Alicia Keys arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="438"] NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Alicia Keys poses at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)[/caption][caption id="attachment_66019" align="aligncenter" width="428"]Alicia Keys Alicia Keys at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York, New York (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66021" align="aligncenter" width="432"]Alicia Keys Alicia Keys during The Black Ball Hosted by Alicia Keys and Benefiting the Keep a Child Alive Foundation - Arrivals at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66023" align="aligncenter" width="469"]Alicia Keys MIAMI - AUGUST 28: Singer Alicia Keys arrives at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena on August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66024" align="aligncenter" width="471"]Alicia Keys Alicia Keys during LIVE 8 - Philadelphia - AOL 1-On-1 Celebrity VIP Room at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage for AOL)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66036" align="aligncenter" width="470"]alicia keys 3 UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Alicia KEYS (Photo by Andrew Lepley/Redferns)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66025" align="aligncenter" width="455"]Alicia Keys SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Alicia Keys attends the Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor at the Santa Monica Civic Center, November 20, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66026" align="aligncenter" width="476"]Alicia Keys Alicia Keys (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66027" align="aligncenter" width="465"]Alicia Keys Alicia Keys (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66028" align="aligncenter" width="457"]Alicia Keys Alicia Keys (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66033" align="aligncenter" width="464"]alicia keys2 Alicia Keys (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Alicia Keys, amerikanische Soul- und R&B-Sängerin und Songwriterin, in München, Deutschland 2001. Alicia Keys, American soul and RnB singer and song writer at Munich, Germany 2001. (Photo by Fryderyk Gabowicz/picture alliance via Getty Images)[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="418"] J Records recording artist Alicia Keys arriving at the 26th Annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, 2/20/01. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66034" align="aligncenter" width="469"]alicia keys Portrait of singer Alicia Keys, New York, 2001. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)[/caption]